Travelodge London City Hotel

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Travelodge London City Hotel

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1 Harrow Place - London - England - E1 7DB - United Kingdom Hotel Website | 44 08701911689
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from Cos2k3
This was my 1st visit to London and I needed somewhere close to Liverpool Street so this travelodge was the obvious choice.

Pro's
Good distance from train station
Clean
Comfortable

Cons
Noisy - It was warm as there is no air con and so I had to open the window but it was noisy
Noise again - PEOPLE CLOSING THEIR BEDROOM DOORS! I wanted to catch up on some sleep on my 2nd day but couldn't because when people on the corridor left their rooms, my room would shake after the big bang of the doors slamming.

Overall it was OK, but I didn't get the sleep that I booked the hotel for.

£26 a night

from mister.c.
Booked three rooms for two nights for a Friday & Saturday for £26 a night via the Travelodge website. Essentially all we wanted was a decent base / room for a weekend of fun & alcohol refreshment; nearly all the time we expected to be out and about.

Even though the price was right, you should still expect certain standards. A clean Room in decent nick, a decent shower, bed & who knows some quietness! In all aspects the rooms delivered. Modern room, basic but clean - feels like a newish TL. Really powerful shower and quiet rooms, apart from some noise from builders outside the TL at 9am on Saturday.

Location is central and convenient for tube - 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Street; follow the instructions from the websites own page. Didn't sample the food / drink on offer but there is a bar/cafe on site.

Spot on for what we wanted for the weekend and I would recommend this place if your needs are similar to ours. Did exactly what you should expect from the TL brand.

£15.00 a night

from outrun78
Definately a bargain at £15.00 a night , having read the reviews from other travellers about this Travelodge I was prepared, so checked in early and was given a room on the 4th Floor so I would not be kept awake by the sound of the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines rumbling below the rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors

Shower was functional and worked, although by the third night i was really wanting a bath which is the only major downside to this particular Travelodge if you are staying consecutive nights.

The TV worked, the duvet was nice and warm. The room was at a nice temperature and the pillows were firmer than some in more upmarket establishments I've stayed in.

Yes the hotel was a little noisy with slamming doors, but at the end of the day this has more to do with the type guests which stay at most Travelodges over the weekend. Think white stillettos and gold chains with no brains.....

Rack rate at weekends is £75.00 per night, would I pay this rate? absoultely no way, but at £15.00 per night this is ideal

Errr... FIne...

from NorwichBeachbum
Want a place to crash that's close to Liverpool Street station? Our room was clean. The shower was hot and worked. The bed was fairly comfortable. The TV had 5 channels. There were tea and coffee making facilities. Check in and out was effortless. We paid a reasonable rate for a reasonable room...

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? It's a Travelodge. We were travelling and needed somewhere to lodge...

It does what it says... No complaints...

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from missinglondon
I stayed for 2 nights in February.

The reception staff were friendly enough.

The first thing I noticed is that there is about 5 or so steps to climb to get to the lift. Not easy when you are carrying a heavy suitcase....

The room was quite spacious compared to another hotel I had stayed in. There was room for a double bed, bedside tables, a desk, drawers and hanging space. It was also clean enough, although appeared to be 'tired' and in need of a little updating.

I only paid 26 pounds after booking directly on the hotel website. I was more than happy with the room, considering the price I paid.

It was a short walk to Liverpool St tube station, so it was easy enough to get around London.

My only gripe would be that the window didn't stay shut and everytime we had a shower, the bathroom flooded - we fixed that problem by requesting extra towels and laying them on the floor. We didn't bother complaining as we were barely there - only to sleep.

If you're able to get a cheap rate, this hotel would be okay as a base.

Very very average

from BasildonHammer
Granted this hotel was cheap as I had booked it well in advance, with a single night's accomodation just £49.

This aside, there are certain things that are crucial to any hotel, be it budget or 5 star and this particular Travelodge did not tick many of the boxes.

- Only one of the 3 lights in the room worked.
- The TV was on permanent LOUD setting, with the volume down button broken (not a particular problem though to be fair, although it would have been nice to be able to watch TV while getting ready).
- Taps did not turn off entirely, hence there was the sound of running water all night.
- I woke regularly to the sound of trains running past (not sure where - underground?) and bin lorries reversing from the service areas of the Bank buildings opposite at silly AM.
- There was a disturbing electrical spark emerging from the collection of wires underneath the TV.
- Pillows were incredibly lumpy, which made for an uncomfortable night.

Don't get me wrong, I know and understand that you get what you pay for. However, all of the above problems with the exception of the external noise are well within the remit of any hotel to notice and fix. Being there for only one night meant that the hotel did not have the opportunity to fix the problem while I was there, but even so, if that is indicative of the standard of general repair of a Travelodge, then I will not be returning. Even at £49, this was overpriced. I would have expected better from a hostel at £19 a night.

Keep expectations (and hence these reviews) in line with the price paid....

from EssexPalin
First of all - remember, keep expectations (and hence these reviews) in line with the price paid.

Nice new hotel in a very good location and at super saver rate paid a true bargain, but at normal rate not so sure given basic nature of rooms and no breakfast inc. Only problem was noise penetrating through the foundations from the circle underground line trains beneath hotel. On 3rd floor wasnt too bad but lower down could well be! The hotel was in a very quiet area (at weekends anyway) so maybe made the underground noise seem worse.

Agree very much with previous review, keep expectations low and it is fine. It is not a 4* establishment but is spotlessly clean and has features such as powershowers but no aircon or toiletries (other than soap bar).

Keep Your Expectations Modest, and Be Satisfied

from Charlie_Marlow
The Travelodge London Liverpool St is no-frills accommodation located in the City, walking distance from both the Liverpool St rail station and Aldgate tube station. Our one-night stay was booked at the £26 rate, prepaid; therefore, this review is calibrated to reflect such a rock-bottom price.

Our smallish double room was clean, exceedingly so, which is our foremost requirement for a hotel room, no matter the price. Secondarily, I need quiet, and we had no problems whatsoever with noise. As other reviewers have noted, there was no AC in the room, which certainly would have greater significance in the heat of summer, and there seemed to be no way to contact reception via telephone. While the room itself was clean, a general state of disrepair was evident: the curtains drooped from missing clips, and one of the night stands was simply torn from the wall and not replaced. In the bathroom, which was shower only, there was but one towel (albeit a giant one), a tiny bar of soap and two plastic drinking glasses. Basic, indeed.

We had no problems with our reservation, nor any subsequent contact with hotel staff beyond check-in, so we can’t comment on their receptiveness to service requests. Also, we did not stay long enough to visit the café on the premises.

The location of the hotel was convenient for our needs; however, be aware the City is a ghost town outside of business hours. Our predawn walk to the Aldgate station was a bit on the creepy side. Single travelers or those looking for a variety of eating and drinking choices in close proximity to their hotel might need to take note.

Overall, we were more than satisfied with our brief stay, given the low rate. For those unable to book the promotional rate, such a recommendation must be tempered. It’s unlikely the Travelodge Liverpool St will be the highlight of anyone’s visit to London, but if all you require is a decent night’s sleep and a hot shower, it may well fit the bill.

Unbeatable value for money

from UlsteronTour
£26 for a night in a clean double en suite room right in the heart of London's business area and just a couple of minutes walk from Liverpool St Station. I cant imagine too many places could match that.

Make no mistake, this is a no frills hotel and doesn't pretend to be anything else. Travel Lodges tend to get very bad reviews for reasons which I have yet to work out - My sole complaint being that the coffee cups didnt look like they had been washed properly. I checked in late (about midnight) and had no problems and a good nights sleep.

If you are looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay when in London and dont require 5 star treatment - look no further.

Disasterous Stay

from Mathafarn
Great if you like the sound of trtains running underneath you every 5 mins. Ok if you dont mind being stuck in your room whilst a psycho smashes up the corridor outside your room with a fire estinguisher at 3am - and there is no way you can contact security/reception using the phone provided. Avoid - especially for £90 without breakfast.

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facilities make sure you take all your toiletries with and hairdryer. Don't rely on any facilities in your room. I would suggest earplugs too if you want any kind of restful sleep.

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  • Address: 1 Harrow Place - London - England - E1 7DB - United Kingdom
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